June 14, 2011

The Beauty Girl 'Best in Beauty' Event Highlights &

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Beauty Girl 'Best in Beauty' Event Highlights & Photos

By Nicole Pearl

Thank you to everyone who attended my "Best in Beauty" event this past Thursday!

To see all of the festivities from the evening, scroll down and click on the photos.

For this celebration of beauty, I handpicked some of my favorite beauty vendors in Chicago to give women a night of pampering, and what a night it was! The upbeat crowd of 100 was all smiles indulging in perfect eye brow waxes and incredible hairstyling (see below gallery for some of the red-carpet worthy updos) provided by Maxine salon, relaxing chair massages courtesy of David Barton Gym and custom airbrush tans, thanks to the girls at Glo Airbrush Tan. And the VIPs were treated to a special non-surgical mini brow lift from C.I. Luxury MedSpa. 

In between services, guests got to sample and learn about the fantastic French skincare line Votre Vu. Not to mention, everyone left with some of my favorite Votre Vu products (Antioxidant Eye Gelee and Amour D'Ore multi-vitamin oil for Face, Body and Hair) in their gift bags. Another perk of the event -- 20% off Kerastase and Shu Uemura haircare, two brands that never go on sale.

A big congrats to all of the raffle prize winners! During the night I gave away over $1000 in freebies including $450 worth of Botox, a makeover at Maxine salon, a suite of Votre Vu Skincare products valued at $500, a one-hour massage and two sessions for in-home airbrush tanning.

Keep in mind, you'll never leave a Beauty Girl event without a legit, high-value gift bag loaded with stuff that will make your friends jealous. For this event I included over $300 worth of goodies including my favorite summer must-haves like Degree's new deodorant and Neutrogena and Aveeno sunblocks. And never underestimate the power of paper. There were also gift cards for amazing treatments like a $125 facial, haircut discount and a week's pass plus free personal training session at David Barton Gym.

The bar was hopping all night long. To keep everyone feeling and looking beautiful from the inside out, the delicious SnapDragon beauty beverage, a perservative-free drink loaded with all kinds of good-for-you antioxidants, juices and vitamins like green tea, mango and ginkgo biloba, was served (note: it's refreshing on its own but also makes for a great mixer) as was Effen's newest vodka flavor, Effen Cucumber. It smells as clean and refreshing as the cucumber water you drink at a spa! Being that I'm preggars, I wasn't able to imbibe, but even non-drinkers were raving about how good it tasted. Of course, The Beauty Girl events are never complete without some sweets. The cupcakes from Lovely Bake Shop were a hit.

Have fun perusing the gallery of pics!